It’s no secret to any of my loyal readers that I love craft fairs. And the start of the Christmas craft fair season, always begins with the Circle Craft Market. So, I was very happy to win two tickets to this event where more than 300 artisans were selling their work. What I’m going to… Continue reading Circle Craft Market Win Inspires
Flor de Caña: The Taste of Summer I was fortunate enough to win entry for myself and three friends to the Hot Nica Nights Fire and Ice celebration. We arrived at the North Vancouver Shipyards and made our way to the outdoor venue. We could smell the burning tiki torches and hear the music long before… Continue reading Flor de Caña Rum Party Prize
What a Gouda Win It Was Sorry, the pun was too much for me to resist. Yes, I won $50 of Dutch cheese from the Holland Shopping Centre! The win also conveniently occurred close to my open house party, so guests got to enjoy the following (see pic): Pesto gouda: green and very delicious Asparagus… Continue reading Dutch Cheese For the Win!
My Makie Heritage Makies, aka artists, crafters, and creative types, are amazing people. My mother is a potter and creates everything from bird baths to buttons to dinner sets out of clay. My grandmother painted, and I wake up daily to her artwork on my walls. Sewing, cartooning, and graphic design are what fuel my own… Continue reading A Salute to Creativity and the Makie
On January 1st of this year, we went home. We moved to UniverCity at Simon Fraser University (SFU). The university really is like a home to Ryan and I. Not only are we SFU grads, but we both worked for the university, and most importantly, met one another there. This connection with the university and… Continue reading We Fell in Love With SFU
Why Free Food is Awesome I have a special fondness for winning free food. Aside from cold, hard cash, I think food is the most useful kind of prize. I’m also a big fan of consumables at the moment. After 15 years in the same house, we’re moving. Thus, the less we have to box and… Continue reading Pomme Natural Market Ladies Night Win
Relics from a bygone era. Treasures from decades past. Whatever you call them, we have become a culture obsessed with all things vintage. I am an unapologetic member of this culture; an aging hipster who still gleefully snaps up Don Ho vinyl records, Pyrex bowls, and English bone china teacups. Thus, I was very happy… Continue reading Vintage Teacups, For the Win!
To pique your interest a bit I thought I’d note a few movies for you to check out about prize winners. I love watching other people win prizes, unless that means I am losing the same prize. In any case, check these out and keep following our progress to see which of us wins a prize… Continue reading Movies about Prize Winners